Signal Processing Climate Change Interactive Session

Date Wednesday, 17 April 2024
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location Meeting Room 2B-2C, 3F
Event Description Signal Processing Climate Change Interactive Session

"The Impact of Recent ML and AI Advancements in Signal Processing Education and Research"

IEEE has outlined its commitment to mitigate the effects of climate change. The IEEE Signal Processing Society welcomes engineers and technologists to a Signal Processing on Climate Change, an interactive session designed to raise awareness and outline engagement opportunities for engineers and technologists to make impact in this area, providing a neutral space for discussion and action.

A panel discussion will demonstrate SPS’s commitment to the pursuit of innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity, working across IEEE with members and volunteers from other organizational units to brainstorm pragmatic, accessible technical solutions to this global crisis.
Moderators Jing Dong and Shaikh Fattah

K. J. Ray

K. J. Ray Liu is the founder, former CEO, and now Chairman and CTO of Origin Wireless. He was 2022 IEEE President and CEO. He has served as the IEEE Vice President, Technical Activities (2019), Division IX Director of IEEE Board of Directors (2016-2017), and the President of IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS, 2012-2013). He was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2003-2005). He was also a founder of Asia-Pacific Association of Signal and Information Processing (APSIPA). Dr. Liu was Distinguished University Professor, Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, and Christine Kim Eminent Professor of Information Technology of the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a member of National Academy of Engineering (2024), a fellow of the IEEE (2003), AAAS (2008), and National Academy of Inventors (2019).

His research contributions encompass broad aspects of signal processing and communications. Dr. Liu and his Origin team invented the world’s first centimeter-accuracy indoor positioning and tracking system using the fundamental principle of time reversal. With that as the foundation, his Origin team developed a wireless AI platform enabling a wide range of device-free, non-obtrusive sensing technology. Dr. Liu was also the founder of Odyssey Technologies in 1997 pioneering the world’s first digital surveillance system over the Internet. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including IEEE SPS 2009 Claude Shannon-Harry Nyquist Technical Achievement Award, 2014 Norbert Wiener Society Award, 2016 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award, and 2021 IEEE Fourier Award.

Yang Lei

Yang Lei is a Principal Research Engineer at HP Personal Systems Software group, leading the development of computer vision solutions for computing products. Her research interests include object segmentation, recognition and tracking, 3D depth sensing, and the application of technologies in various domains, such as video conferencing, life science, digital manufacturing, education, etc. Dr. Lei is the author of 22 patent applications and has published and presented more than 16 articles in journals and international conferences, including IEEE ISBI, ICASSP, and ICIP in the field of computer vision and image processing. She won the 2021 Eaton Award of Design Excellence for her outstanding work on developing a novel method to image live cells in 3D. Her research on applying computer vision to detecting circulating tumor cells won the HP Reinventer Award, the highest award recognizing innovations at HP.

Dr. Lei is an IEEE Senior Member and active volunteer in the community. She sits on the IEEE Women in Signal Processing Committee and is Chair of the Grade Elevation, Nomination, and Awards Subcommittee. Before that, she was the Chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS), Santa Clara Valley (SCV) chapter from 2019 to 2021, which is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and one of the largest and most active chapters of the Signal Processing Society. Dr. Kei received the IEEE SPS Industry Young Professional Leadership Award 2024.

Ambarish Natu

Ambarish Natu is with the Australian Government. After graduating from University of New South Wales, Sydney, Ambarish has held positions as a visiting researcher in Italy and Taiwan, worked for industry in United Kingdom and the United States of America and for the past ten years has been working in the Australian Government. For the past 20 years, Ambarish has led the development of five international standards under the auspices of the International Standards Organization (ISO) popularly known as JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group). He is the recipient of the ISO/IEC certificate for contributions to technology standards. Ambarish is highly active in the area of international standardization and voicing Australian concerns in the area of JPEG and MPEG (Motion Pictures Experts Group) standardization. He previously initiated an effort in the area of standardization relating to Privacy and Security in the Multimedia Context both within JPEG and MPEG standard bodies. In 2015, Ambarish was the recipient of the prestigious Neville Thiele Award and the Canberra Professional Engineer of the Year by Engineers Australia. Ambarish currently works as an ICT Specialist for the Australian Government. Ambarish is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and Engineers Australia. Ambarish also serves on the IVMSP TC and the Autonomous Systems Initiative of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Ambarish has also been General Chair of DICTA 2018, ICME 2023 and TENSYMP 2023 in the past. Ambarish has keen interest in next generation data and analytics technologies that will change the course of the way we interact with in the world.

Cheon Won Choi

Cheon Won Choi is a professor at Dankook University, Korea. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronics engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles, U.S.A. in 1986, 1988 and 1996, respectively. Then, he joined IRI Corporation to develop a network simulator. Since 1997, he has been a professor at Dankook University, where he is currently a professor at the department of computer engineering and is conducting researches on medium access control for wireless networks using queueing and game theories. Also, he led a project of deploying infrastructure for communication and computation at a new campus while he served as the chief information officer at Dankook University in 2006-2008. Since 1999, he has served as a volunteer at IEEE geographic organizational units; he served as the Chair of the IEEE Seoul Section in 2021-2022 and worked in the IEEE Region 10 Executive Committee in 2017 and 2024. Notably, he organized many IEEE conferences and events including IEEE VTC Spring 2003, IEEE ISIT 2009, IEEE VTC Spring 2014, IEEE TENCON 2018, and IEEE TENSYMP 2021. Also, he served as the General Chair of IEEE Region 10 SYWL Congress 2022. Further, he served as the President of the Institute of Electronics and Information Engineers, the first Korean society for electronics and electrical engineers, in 2019.